Shamshad Pasarlay

Assistant Instructional Professor

Shamshad Pasarlay is an Assistant Instructional Professor in the Social Sciences Collegiate Division (2023-2024). He will teach courses in comparative constitutional studies as well as the BA seminar in the Program in Law, Letters, and Society (LLSO). Previously, Shamshad Pasarlay was a visiting lecturer at the University of Chicago Law School.

He received his PhD (2016) and LLM (2011) from the University of Washington School of Law. Shamshad Pasarlay specializes in comparative constitutional law, with a focus on the politics of constitution-making and constitutional design in deeply divided societies, as well as in Islamic law. He has published widely in the field of comparative constitutional studies and Islamic legal history. Shamshad Pasarlay is currently working on a book manuscript, titled Incomplete Constitutions and Coordination in Deeply Divided Societies. His book is under contract with Cambridge University Press and will be published in the Comparative Constitutional Law and Policy Series.